Bulls Fall To WMU In MAC Quarterfinals
DEKALB, IL – The season came to an end on Friday for the University at Buffalo women's tennis team as they dropped a hard-fought 4-3 decision to Western Michigan in the Quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament. The Bulls, who were the sixth seed in the tournament, finish the year with a 7-12 record.
The Broncos, the third seed in the tournament, took the doubles point by winning at first and second doubles. They then went up 2-0 in the contest with a victory at fourth singles, but the Bulls quickly came back to win the next three matches. Tamara Markovic won her match at third singles as she defeated Maria Nivia, 6-1, 6-2. Sophomore Anamaria Candanoza then won at sixth singles as she defeated Jill Pastunink, 6-3, 6-4. Buffalo took a 3-2 lead in the match as fellow sophomore Tanvi Shah defeated Nini Sujashvili, 6-3, 6-2. However, Western Michigan took the final two matches at second and fifth singles for the win.
The Bulls graduate just one player from the 2011-12 squad in Kira Golenko.
No. 3 Western Michigan (17-10) def. No. 6 Buffalo (7-12), 4-3
Friday, April 27, 2012 | DeKalb High School Tennis Courts | DeKalb, Ill.
1 Caroline Aleck/April Kerr (WMU) def. Marta Stoyanova/Tamara Markovic (UB), 8-2
2 Kathleen Hawkins/Maria Nivia (WMU) def. Tanvi Shah/Miranda Podlas (UB), 8-6
3 Jill Pastunink/Maggie Remynse (WMU) vs. Kira Golenko/Anamaria Candanoza (UB) (Did not finish)
1 Tanvi Shah (UB) def. Nini Sujashvili (WMU), 6-3, 6-2
2 Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Marta Stoyanova (UB), 7-6 (2), 6-3
3 Tamara Markovic (UB) def. Maria Nivia (WMU), 6-1, 6-2
4 Kathleen Hawkins (WMU) def. Miranda Podlas (UB), 6-1, 6-0
5 Caroline Aleck (WMU) vs. Kira Golenko (UB), 7-6 (3), 6-3
6 Anamaria Candanoza (UB) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU), 6-3, 6-4